Subject: tar --fast-read and pkg_install
To: None <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/22/2003 13:30:17
I updated pkg_add on one of my boxes and now pkg_add doesn't work because
my tar doesn't have --fast-read. (My work-around will be to change my

revision 1.8 of pkgsrc/pkgtools/pkg_install/files/add/perform.c forces
--fast-read. It previously used:

  #if defined(HAVE_TAR__FAST_READ)

Should all implementations of tar have --fast-read??

   Jeremy C. Reed